Crime

Two women arrested in the March stabbing of a guard at Streets of Southpoint mall

Natoyia Barbee was arrested and charged Friday with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury, Durham police said in a news release.
Natoyia Barbee was arrested and charged Friday with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury, Durham police said in a news release.

Two women connected to the March 31 stabbing at the Streets of Southpoint Mall have been arrested, Durham police said Saturday.

Natoyia Barbee was arrested and charged Friday with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury, Durham police said in a news release.

Police said last month that a security guard was stabbed in the lower stomach when he confronted two women who had allegedly stolen items from Macy’s, the News & Observer reported.

Police said in the news release Saturday that a second woman, Latonya Williamson, was arrested Friday and charged with aiding and abetting robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the stabbing.

Latonya Williamson.jpg
Latonya Williamson Durham Police

Williamson, 33, was also arrested on outstanding warrants for felony larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine, and possession of stolen goods, police said.

Barbee, 35, had outstanding warrants in Durham and Wake counties. She was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor larceny, one count of simple assault, one count of assault by pointing a gun, and one count of failure to appear in court in Durham County, police said. She was arrested on one count of misdemeanor larceny, one count of resisting arrest, and one count of failure to appear in court in Wake County. Barbee was in Durham County Jail under a $302,500 bond.

Lynn Bonner has worked at The News & Observer since 1994, and has written about the state legislature and politics since 1999. Contact her at lbonner@newsobserver.com or (919) 829-4821.

  Comments